Among female diseases, vaginitis is one of the mostthe most common. It does not represent a special danger to the female body, the only inconvenience is that the symptoms of vaginitis are very similar to those of other, more serious diseases.
Vaginitis - inflammation of the mucous membrane of the vagina.
Symptoms of vaginitis:
1. Abundant discharge.
2. Feeling of heat, high temperature is possible.
3. Irritation of the mucosa, sometimes a slight swelling.
All these symptoms of vaginitis deliver certaintrouble, but do not be scared. However, see a doctor as soon as possible. And it's not just that you need to start treatment immediately (although this is also important). But another thing is more important: the symptoms of vaginitis are very similar to the symptoms of other diseases, for example, chlamydia, trichomoniasis. But they already carry a rather serious threat.
Types of disease
The following types of vaginitis are distinguished by the nature of the course and duration of the disease:
- Acute (the symptoms of this kind of vaginitis appear, as a rule, in whites, which are watery or purulent, and also in burning and feeling of heaviness).
- Subacute (occurs on the eve of acute, as a signal to do prevention).
- Chronic (a distinctive feature is the recurrent nature of the disease).
But in addition to vaginitis, there is also vaginosis. These two diseases should not be confused. Vaginosis - a violation of the flora of the vagina.
Causes of bacterial vaginosis
The causative agent of the disease is the usualbacteria. They constantly live in the vagina, but in a healthy woman their amount is insignificant and mostly lactic acid bacteria predominate. However, under the influence of circumstances, microbes can begin to intensively share. Such reproduction may occur during pregnancy, ovarian hypofunction, or non-hygiene.
Symptoms of bacterial vaginosis:
1. Feeling burning in the perineum.
2. Thick white discharge.
3. Discomfort during urination.
4. Heaviness in the lower abdomen.
Treatment of vaginitis and vaginosis
Treatment can be local and general, dependingfrom what bacteria served as a causative agent of vaginitis. Sometimes parallel treatment and a sexual partner is required. A mandatory condition for effectiveness is the rejection of sexual activity for the entire course of treatment.
If the symptoms of vaginitis are expressed purulentsecretions, it is recommended douching with antiseptics, after disappearance of excretions for douching, it is possible to use agents with astringent properties. In this case, drugs are used that contribute to the overall strengthening of the body. Use and topical application of antibiotics in the form of ointments.
Features of treatment of vaginitis in pregnancy
Pregnancy in itself can provokevaginitis. There are two features. On the one hand, it is necessary to cure the expectant mother to the end, so as not to infect during childbirth. And on the other hand, the "interesting" position of the woman imposes certain limitations. Therefore, individual methods of treatment are chosen, dosage is reduced.
Complete and timely treatment of the disease - a guarantee of health in the future!